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Results for Creation Care

Testimony: The Word Demands the Renewal of Creation
Originally Posted: 07/31/2014 - 2:36pm | Type: Blog

My favorite part of being here at Sojourners is the people we connect with based on common Christian values. I’m blessed that I can speak out for God’s creation in a diverse community, singing and praying toge ...

Wild Goose Festival Invites Christian Transformation
Originally Posted: 07/22/2014 - 3:55pm | Type: Press

July 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Bruce Elliott ...

Some Americans Still Monkeying Around on Science Education
Originally Posted: 07/22/2014 - 10:47am | Type: Blog

Colloquially known as the “Monkey Trial,” the Tennessee v. John Scopes trial ended on July 21, 1925, but 89 years later, the American public is still debating on where it stands with religion and science educa ...

Money Talks: World Council of Churches Disinvests in Fossil Fuels
Originally Posted: 07/21/2014 - 2:46pm | Type: Blog

The WCC’s simple action resonated with many because money talks, often even louder than words. The Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United case infamously affirmed money spent in pol ...

3 Faith & Climate Takeaways From The Sojourners Summit
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 1:28pm | Type: Press

June 27, 2014 Sojo in the News Tim Fink ...

University of Dayton, a Catholic University, Moves to Divest from Fossil Fuels
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 5:35pm | Type: Blog

Another Christian school moves to divest – this time, a Catholic university Another Christian school moves to divest – this time, a Catholic university Just one week after Sere ...

Taking Climate Change Seriously
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 2:14pm | Type: Press

June 5, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Taking Climate Change Seriously
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 11:42am | Type: Blog

All of the categories of those whom Jesus called “the least of these” will be directly affected by climate change. Climate change is about people, not just science and politics — ...

Christians Affirm the EPA’s New Clean Power Plan
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 9:51am | Type: Blog

President Obama just took the most significant step to address climate change that we’ve ever seen out of the White House: he introduced the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Clean Power Plan, which will c ...

Sustainability and Care for Creation: WCC and Climate Change
Originally Posted: 06/04/2014 - 9:17am | Type: Blog

In fact, we all need to advocate for climate justice and work toward protecting the earth. This includes Christian churches as well as all other religions around the globe. About ...

No Longer the 'Best Kept Secret'
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 9:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Allio Pope Francis is bringing renewed attention to Catholic social teaching—and not only for Catholics. ...

EPA Unveils Clean Power Plan to Cut Carbon Pollution
Originally Posted: 06/02/2014 - 11:08am | Type: Blog

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency just released its new plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants, the first policy of its kind. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agen ...

We Can't Afford Dirty Energy: Thoughts on Turkey, Appalachia, and Humility
Originally Posted: 05/30/2014 - 3:15pm | Type: Blog

We can’t afford dirty energy. It’s costing precious lives. We need to respond to the wonders of God’s creation with humility and obedience to God’s will. Two weeks ago in Soma, Tu ...

Our Biggest Climate Change Policy Ever Looms
Originally Posted: 05/30/2014 - 2:51pm | Type: Blog

On June 2, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will unveil our biggest climate change policy ever. June 2 is going to be a big deal. Why? Because EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is ...

Rabbi Gutow Joins Climate Change Summit
Originally Posted: 05/23/2014 - 4:18pm | Type: Press

May 22, 2014 Sojo in the News San Diego Jewish World ...

What Does Marco Rubio Believe About Climate Change?
Originally Posted: 05/23/2014 - 9:34am | Type: Blog

If Sen. Rubio believes that humans aren’t causing climate change, who does he believe is? Does he believe that climate change is natural, perhaps an act of God? Why is it so diffi ...

Turning The Corner - Holiday Weekend Details - String Of 80s Next Week
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 3:42pm | Type: Press

May 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Paul Douglas ...

The Bible Calls For Moral Action On Climate Change
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 2:07pm | Type: Press

May 20, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Farmers, Ranchers, and Indigenous Communities Rally in D.C. to Stop Keystone Pipeline
Originally Posted: 05/01/2014 - 2:24pm | Type: Blog

On Tuesday, April 22 (Earth Day), 24 farmers, ranchers, and leaders of indigenous communities rode to Washington, D.C. on horseback to launch the Reject & Protect campaign. On ...

Earth Week: A Witness To God's Glory
Originally Posted: 04/25/2014 - 4:50pm | Type: Press

April 25, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Darren Aronofsky: I'm Not Religious, But the Environmental Messages in 'Noah' Are
Originally Posted: 04/24/2014 - 6:13pm | Type: Blog

Director Darren Aronofsky says he is not religious, and that his Russell Crowe blockbuster movie “Noah” is the “least-biblical biblical film ever made.” Director Darren Aronofsky ...

Earth Week: A Witness to God's Glory
Originally Posted: 04/24/2014 - 12:32pm | Type: Blog

Creation therefore, is a witness to the wonder and awe of God. Although humanity has been given the honor of bearing God’s image, the earth shows God’s creativity and ingenuity. T ...

Why Environmentalism Is an Important Spiritual Discipline
Originally Posted: 04/22/2014 - 3:42pm | Type: Blog

Earth Day is often neglected by Christians because it’s not seen as an important issue — but what if environmentalism was essential to evangelism? In many ways, taking care of our environment is a direct form ...

Reject and Protect
Originally Posted: 04/22/2014 - 1:57pm | Type: Blog

This week, we finally had some good news in the fight against climate change: President Obama announced a further delay in the review process for the Keystone XL pipeline. Ed ...

Eating Greens to Keep the Earth Green
Originally Posted: 04/21/2014 - 5:28pm | Type: Blog

This week is Earth Week and as an intern community we are choosing to make concerted efforts to be greener in our choices to promote healthy bodies and ecosystems. Editor ...

Why Earth Week Matters
Originally Posted: 04/21/2014 - 9:19am | Type: Blog

This year, Earth Day and Easter fall so close to each other that they almost touch. When we view Earth Day in the light of Easter, we’re urged to pick up our shovels and plant the seeds of creation’s resurrect ...

AUDIO: Watershed Discipleship Roundtable Discussion
Originally Posted: 04/14/2014 - 11:23am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Ched Myers, Sara Stratton, Chris Grataski, and Sasha Adkins describe how they are connected to their local watersheds. ...

Beauty Exhaustion: Discipleship and Getting Outside
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 7:47am | Type: Blog

A disciple gets outside. And they do so because the God they are following is outside. And taking a walk with God every once in a while does something for the soul. St. Bonaventur ...

Praying for a Breakthrough on Climate Action
Originally Posted: 04/03/2014 - 2:02pm | Type: Blog

It’s when facing an obstacle of this magnitude that our faith matters most. As an outpouring of our faith, it is only natural to call upon God for wisdom and endurance, praying that we can fulfill our calling ...

VIDEO: What is a Watershed?
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 10:59am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors What is a watershed? And why does it matter? All Americans live in an area serviced by one waters ...

Oil-Covered Birds, Andrew Bird, and a Chance for Redemption
Originally Posted: 03/27/2014 - 4:43pm | Type: Blog

We must move away from watching in horror briefly when an oil spill makes the news, and recognize that this is an ongoing problem. Andrew Bird is one of my favorite musicians. I l ...

Lent: Falling in Love With the Ordinary
Originally Posted: 03/18/2014 - 3:51pm | Type: Blog

Food is the thing we all have in common, and with it, Jesus set forth the Eucharist. Is that enough for you to believe food is important? I'm one not given to joy. I'm ...

That Our Creation Care Would Also Fight Racism and Poverty
Originally Posted: 03/17/2014 - 12:10pm | Type: Blog

Are we listening to the voices closest to the ground — where the injustices of sin layer themselves against creation and the vulnerable in a double-offensive? What more perfect a ...

Listen for the Groaning; Then Worship!
Originally Posted: 03/18/2014 - 3:01pm | Type: Blog

Our addiction to consumption, our oil drills and oil spills, and our depleted uranium bullets whizzing through theaters of war in countries ravaged, torn apart — both the people and the land. Creation is groan ...

Four Ways to Talk About the Environment as an Evangelical
Originally Posted: 03/11/2014 - 12:11pm | Type: Blog

When facing a crisis, silence is certainly easiest. But silence isn’t best. As we face some very challenging environmental issues, evangelicals must learn to begin to discuss the environmental crisis with crea ...

The Fight for 'The Good Life'
Originally Posted: 02/27/2014 - 11:21am | Type: Blog

Last week, we Nebraskans celebrated sweet victory once again. The Feb. 19 ruling by Lancaster County judge Stephanie Stacy dealt a significant setback to the approval process of the 1,179-mile TransCanada pipe ...

Dear Sen. McCain, We Live on Earth, and Climate Change is Real
Originally Posted: 02/20/2014 - 11:43am | Type: Blog

It’s time we all stopped thinking of climate change as a separate issue to deal with later and start seeing how it has the potential, like a weapon of mass destruction, to destroy all the efforts of our good w ...

Think Nothing Is Happening in Washington? It’s Decision Time on Climate
Originally Posted: 02/19/2014 - 10:51am | Type: Blog

In the coming months, the Environmental Protection Agency is finalizing carbon pollution standards for both new and existing power plants, and the Obama administration will make a final decision on the Keyston ...

STUDY: An Evangelical Call to Action on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 12:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors If you think it’s impossible to change evangelicals’ views on climate change, think again.  If yo ...

The Gospel According to Young-Earth Creationist Ken Ham
Originally Posted: 02/10/2014 - 3:35pm | Type: Blog

We don’t need to find pieces of Noah’s ark to know the gospel is true; we know the gospel is true because Jesus (remember him, Mr. Ham?) is risen and he lives in us. There was a m ...

Keystone XL: Ambiguity is the Enemy of Progress
Originally Posted: 02/06/2014 - 11:40am | Type: Blog

Having experienced the crisp June evenings of Minnesota as well as the asthma-inducing smog of Hong Kong, I know both the beauty of fresh air and green spaces and the dullness of pollution and gray skies. The ...

State Department's Final Review of Keystone XL: Negligible Impact?
Originally Posted: 02/03/2014 - 11:54am | Type: Blog

Looking at the immediate media coverage following the release of the review, many say it paves the way for the pipeline’s approval, because it finds no significant immediate impact on climate change. Pipeline ...

West Virginia: Where Energy Rules, Subjects Suffer
Originally Posted: 01/17/2014 - 10:38am | Type: Blog

The national exposure of the West Virginia chemical spill needs to be a catalyst for national pressure to protect our people from King Coal and his court. I’ll be upfront and admi ...

Congregations Turn to Compost for Lessons on Life, Death, and the Environment
Originally Posted: 01/03/2014 - 3:53pm | Type: Blog

The wheelbarrow outside the sanctuary was overflowing with vegetable scraps; decomposing matter filled the baptismal font; and a pile of rich brown soil replaced the Communion table. ...

8 Simple New Year's Resolutions for Creation Care
Originally Posted: 12/31/2013 - 4:26pm | Type: Blog

On the eve of 2014, why not plan your New Year’s resolutions around caring for God’s creation? Here are eight ideas for EcoResolutions. On the eve of 2014, why not plan your New Y ...

Hope and Despair
Originally Posted: 12/10/2013 - 5:09pm | Type: Blog

As we patiently anticipate the light of Christ entering anew this Advent season, we must cling steadfastly to the hope we profess. For our help comes from the Lord, who ensures that hope ultimately triumphs ov ...

Religious Groups Rally Around U.N. Climate Talks in Warsaw
Originally Posted: 11/22/2013 - 6:02pm | Type: Blog

The latest United Nations climate summit got off to an unusually emotional start when Yeb Sano, the head delegate from the Philippines, issued a tearful plea at the opening plenary. ...

'Testifying to the Truth': EPA Testimonies (Part Two)
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 5:44pm | Type: Blog

It is not only future generations that will bear the impacts of climate change. They are being felt now, most intensely by those populations around the world who are least able to cope with them. We must act w ...

A Problem with the Climate in Texas
Originally Posted: 11/07/2013 - 3:30pm | Type: Blog

There is no part of this world that God is not aware of, cannot lay claim to, and does not rule. Christians affirm that as people of faith we’re called to be stewards over creation, answering one day for how w ...

Ellen Davis Unearths an Agrarian View of the Bible
Originally Posted: 10/30/2013 - 2:38pm | Type: Blog

With her gray hair tied neatly in a bun and her wire-rimmed glasses perched thoughtfully on her nose, Ellen Davis looks the part of a distinguished Bible scholar. With her gray ha ...